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Hi Gizmodo! Long time reader, first time Asker. Hopefully the old adage of there being no stupid questions holds true here. So, I reside in the Guantanamo Bay of the Apple universe and, as such, watch most of my content via two Apple TVs (third and fourth gen). What has me puzzled is that they both stream Netflix in HD silky smooth, and movies via iTunes are completely downloaded minutes after starting them.

TV series via iTunes on the other hand are painfully slow, usually taking around 60-200 minutes for a half hour show to become watchable in SD. My question is, beyond my home network and my ISP is there some factor in the way this content is delivered that could account for the tremendous difference in performance?

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It's 2016, and we already all know all about Netflix and Stan and YouTube. In fact, you're probably more likely to watch these streaming video services on your phone than on your PC. With that in mind, we've gone above and beyond and picked out a few of the best apps for streaming video that you might not have already installed.

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Maybe Facebook was paying attention when Elon Musk tweeted that he loves Overwatch. Just a day later, the site said it's working on a game streaming feature that would let us watch from the News Feed as Musk battles those particular robots. COINCIDENCE? Well, definitely, but that doesn't mean this isn't Facebook's newest attempt to take over the internet one niche at a time and show us what we didn't know we liked.

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Spotify turns four in Australia this week, and along with the news the streaming service is actually helping to grow the Australian music industry, as a birthday present to all of us we now know exactly what we've been listening to all these years.

And it's not just broad nationwide numbers either — there are breakdowns of genre, artist and playlists right down to the suburb you live in.

Hint: Y'all love Justin Beiber.

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The future of direct-to-streaming entertainment seems inexplicably tied up with controversy. Our first taste came from The Interview (lol remember that?) after Sony's massive hack in 2014. Now Netflix wants to stream two new films, starring Zack Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Kate Beckinsale, before they come to theatres. The only problem is that it could financially ruin the studio that made them.

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With Australians aged 18 to 32 spending an average of 12.8 hours a week streaming their favourite shows, Optus has decided to extend its range of unlimited data plans to include ADSL 2+, cable and NBN.

From today, if you are a new Optus customer (or are recontracting) you can choose from a new range of plans with unlimited data, and score $20 a month off if you bundle it with your postpaid mobile.

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It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week it's about being left dumbfounded. Staring at your screen thinking, why? How? Who did this? What... happened?

This isn't a comprehensive list of mind-benders - big names like a Clockwork Orange, Jacob's Ladder, Being John Malkovich, Memento and Trance are missing from our streaming services in Australia. But here are the best mind-bending movies streaming online right now.

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To begin only verified pages of public figures were given access via the Mentions app, and now that Facebook Live video is available to everyone its popularity is growing. Today a host of new features for the service have been announced including group and event functionality, interactive options and basic editing tools.

Its as though Facebook have gathered the best ideas from Snapchat, Periscope and YouTube Live and jammed them all into their own streaming service.